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Aleksandar H Wohl
Number of games in database: 318
Years covered: 1979 to 2014
Last FIDE rating: 2332 (2300 rapid)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2458

Overall record: +129 -109 =80 (53.1%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (30) 
    B50 B40 B20 B30 B31
 Reti System (17) 
    A04 A06
 English, 1 c4 c5 (10) 
    A30 A37 A34 A31 A35
 Queen's Pawn Game (9) 
    D02 A41 A45 A46 A40
 Ruy Lopez (9) 
    C85 C78 C99 C70 C60
 Caro-Kann (8) 
    B13 B10 B12 B18
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (32) 
    B04 B03 B02 B05
 Queen's Pawn Game (19) 
    A40 E00 A46 A45 D02
 English (12) 
    A10 A13 A14
 Uncommon Opening (11) 
    A00 B00
 Reti System (10) 
    A04 A05
 French Defense (9) 
    C11 C02 C10 C03 C17
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   A H Wohl vs Gipslis, 1996 1-0
   A H Wohl vs A Corkett, 2001 1-0
   V Malakhatko vs A H Wohl, 2010 0-1
   M Pavlovic vs A H Wohl, 2003 1/2-1/2
   N Delgado Ramirez vs A H Wohl, 2001 1/2-1/2
   A H Wohl vs Ion Theiss, 2004 1-0
   A H Wohl vs D Liu, 2001 1-0
   A H Wohl vs M Tscharotschkin, 2011 1-0

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   A.S.K. Solutions International Masters (1995)
   Australian Masters (1990)
   2nd Queenstown Chess Classic (2009)
   Metz Open (2001)
   Dutch Open (2009)
   KL Chess Open (2014)
   Arctic Chess Challenge (2009)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Gibraltar Masters (2003)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Commonwealth Championship (2008)
   Gibraltar Masters (2011)

   🏆 Gold Coast Open
   A H Wohl vs B Cheng (Jun-29-18) 0-1
   C Aravindh vs A H Wohl (Jul-08-17) 1/2-1/2
   Ganguly vs A H Wohl (Mar-24-16) 1-0
   R Majella vs A H Wohl (Apr-07-14) 1/2-1/2
   A H Wohl vs J Anisuzzaman (Apr-05-14) 1-0

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(born Jul-21-1963, 58 years old) Australia

[what is this?]
International Master since 1994. Aleks Wohl is a journeyman Australian master who is now based in Europe.


He won the Australian Championship in 1992. In 1989 he won the Australian Open Chess Championship and he tied for 1st with George Xie Wendi in the 2009 Australian Open.

World Championship tournaments

In 2000 he won the Oceania Zonal and qualified for the FIDE World Chess Championship 2000, but was knocked out in the first round by Alexander Galkin. He competed in the 2005 Oceania Zonal, scoring 6/9, a half point from the lead.


Wohl played for Australia in the Chess Olympiads of 1992, 1996, 2000, 2002, 2006 and 2012.


Wohl’s best performances include 1st in the 38th Doeberl Cup in 2000,and =1st with Ian Rogers in the 43rd Doeberl Cup Canberra 2005, 1st in the 2001 Santa Olaya International Open in Spain, =3rd in the 18th Virxe Peregrina Open in Spain in 2002, =2nd in the 22nd International Schachsturnier in Munich in 2002, =1st in 2003 and 1st in the 2005 NZ Championships, =1st in the 6th Vins du Medoc Open 2003 with Henrik Teske, 1st in the International Open in Munich 2003 and 2005, =3rd at the International Festival in Cannes 2004 behind co-winners Simen Agdestein and Mladen Palac, =1st (3rd on countback behind Evgenij Ermenkov and Jose M Dominguez) in the 2004 Los Inmortales V in the Dominican Republic, 1st in the Open des Vins 2005 in France, =3rd in the Arco Di Trento in Italy 2005 behind Agdestein and and Sergey Zagrebelny, 3rd in the Master Open Cutro 2006, =1st and winner of the 10th Vins du Medoc in 2007 , =1st on 8/9 with Eduard Fomichenko in the 11th Vins du Medoc International Open 2008, =1st at Citta' di Arco in Italy, 1st in the Schlosspark Open 2009 with 6.5/7, 1st at the 2010 International Open in Munich, and =3rd at Leiden 2010 behind Sergei Tiviakov and Predrag Nikolic. In November 2011, Wohl won the Ruth Coxhill Memorial with 9/9.

There is a photo of IM Wohl at: Wikipedia: Wikipedia article: Aleksandar Wohl

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 364  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A H Wohl vs M J Freeman  ½-½311979BenedictineB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
2. J Howell vs A H Wohl  1-021198610th Lloyds Bank Masters OpenB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
3. A H Wohl vs Susan Polgar  0-1381987Australian Open 1986/87B31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
4. A H Wohl vs R Gibbons  0-1241989Mercantile Mutual Masters TtB12 Caro-Kann Defense
5. D K Johansen vs A H Wohl  ½-½311989Mercantile Mutual International MastersA28 English
6. A H Wohl vs O Sarapu 0-1291989SydneyC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
7. A H Wohl vs Miles 1-0931990Adelaide opB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
8. A H Wohl vs G West  ½-½421990Australian MastersA14 English
9. C Laird vs A H Wohl  0-1611990Australian MastersE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
10. A H Wohl vs C Depasquale  1-0281990Australian MastersC10 French
11. S J Solomon vs A H Wohl  1-0641990Australian MastersB01 Scandinavian
12. A H Wohl vs E Levi  0-1241990Australian MastersC53 Giuoco Piano
13. D Gedevanishvili vs A H Wohl  1-0321990Australian MastersA43 Old Benoni
14. A H Wohl vs N Kagan  1-0591990Australian MastersA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
15. A H Wohl vs M Fuller  0-1101990Australian MastersB44 Sicilian
16. D K Johansen vs A H Wohl  1-0341990Australian MastersA25 English
17. Miles vs A H Wohl 0-1501991AUS-chA25 English
18. N Kagan vs A H Wohl  0-1451991AUS-chA48 King's Indian
19. N Kagan vs A H Wohl  1-0641991Australian MastersA40 Queen's Pawn Game
20. A H Wohl vs N Kagan  ½-½101992Australian MastersC47 Four Knights
21. Miles vs A H Wohl  1-0551992Australian MastersA27 English, Three Knights System
22. J Gallagher vs A H Wohl 1-0621992Kuala Lumpur Open / Commonwealth-chC30 King's Gambit Declined
23. A H Wohl vs J Gomez  1-0471992Manila OlympiadC11 French
24. S Silva Lillo vs A H Wohl  ½-½571992Manila OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. A H Wohl vs S Tatai  ½-½271992Manila OlympiadC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  Benzol: In the New Zealand Championship 2004/2005 he's just taken 1st place but is not eligible to take the title as he's not a New Zealand resident. The title goes to 2nd place getter Anthony Ker. Tomas Civin was 3rd and Russell Dive was 4th.
Jan-03-08  Karpova: <IM Aleksandar Wohl: This player need no introduction. A veteran of four Olympiads, Alex, aged 44, is now based at France, where he stays with his wife and daughter. He plays professional chess in the French league and for Weilheim in the German league. His best performance was at the Turin Olympiad, where he clocked a rating performance of 2650 with a score of 7/8. He loves biking and collecting mushrooms! He simply loves India as he feels that it has the best food in the world – vegetarian food!>


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  Tabanus: He was biking all the way to Tromsø/Arctic Chess Challenge! Read his blog:

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  Richard Taylor: Wohl was at the George Trundle Masters in NZ this year and won. He gave a great speech when he won thanking the organizers and appreciating the tournament. IM Solomon gave a problem which seemed impossible to solve and Wohl suggested he might have been pulling everyone's leg but it was for sure (I eventually solved it later at home).

Seemed a good fellow (I suppose it helps to feel and be upbeat when you have just won!)

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  Benzol: Why did he change has name from Eric Schwaiger to Alex Wohl in 1984?
Sep-10-21  login:

Alex's blog (incl. several games, until Jan 2019)


Sep-11-21  SvetlanaBabe: Considering the name change of Eric Schwaiger to "Alex Wohl", the question needs to be asked WHO exactly IS the ageing neckbeard Alex Wohl and why does he speak almost fluent Serbian (when he wants to)? I personally am of the opinion that he is not who he claims to be.
Sep-11-21  login:

Lana, as always an interesting remark - hope things are going well Down Under. Now since I did not check properly before I want to add this:

The player's continued online presence can be found under

with (at least) one older entry where he himself shed some light on the 'naming' matter

Since CG/me seem to part ways sooner than later, I have to let your second question unanswered.


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